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Research Associate - Biology - III
Ref No.: 18-00251
Location: Seattle, Washington
Position Type:Contract
Title: Research Associate III - Oncology
Location: Seattle, WA
Type: Contract

Summary:
Seeking a detail-oriented, highly motivated individual with excellent communication skills to support oncology research programs as an in vivo pharmacology study monitor. As part of a cross-functional team, the successful applicant will act as a project manager to lead the planning and coordination of all aspects of in vivo pharmacology experiments executed by outside vendors or academic collaborators.

Responsibilities:
  • Independently plans and coordinates in vivo pharmacology experiments that support the initiation and/or advancement of drug candidate projects into the pipeline
  • Works cross-functionally within the organization to achieve goals
  • Demonstrates and applies advanced level of understanding project goals and methods
  • Works with minimal supervision on projects of moderate to complex scope
  • Presents research findings to senior staff
  • May recommend alternatives, research new methods and techniques and proactively seek out senior personnel to discuss potential solutions to problems
  • Uses excellent verbal communication skills and interpersonal skills
Experience:
  • Excellent organizational and communication skills are essential.
  • The successful candidate will be able to manage more than one project at any given time, to work successfully in a cross-functional and highly collaborative team environment with members based at multiple sites to achieve project goals.
  • Applicants should be able to troubleshoot independently, use both strategic and tactical thinking effectively, and show curiosity-driven engagement in scientific problems.
  • Preference given to applicants with expertise implementing murine cancer model experiments, with experience in immune-oncology mouse models and downstream ex vivo analyses including cell-based assays a plus.
  • There is also a preference for applicants with research drug discovery and target identification/validation experience in an industry setting.